Freqs Out!

Our brand new radio frequency scan repository, online at, is designed to help sound mixers and other technicians find the clearest wireless frequencies wherever they go by providing an easy to navigate archives of scans from all over the world.

The dataset is small right now, but we'll keep collecting and posting. We'd love to add whatever scans you happen to have lying about to the database; instructions on how to submit can be found here.

We're in early days yet, so let us know at [email protected] if you have ideas for features you'd like to see or run into problems.

Please note that these scans only present a snapshot of the radio frequency activity at that moment and should be regarded as guides rather than gospel.

NY Wireless Frequency Warning

If you're shooting night exteriors in the NY area over the next few weeks, be aware your block 22 radio mics might experience intermittent interference.

The Metropolitan Television Alliance, which represents 12 of the major television stations in New York City, is planning to test the signal strength and broadcast coverage of DTV signals originating from atop One World Trade Center.

The MTVA comprises television stations WABC, WNBC, WCBS, WNJU, WNYW, WWOR, WPIX, WPXN, WFUT, WXTV, WNET and WNYE.

The installation of DTV transmitters, antennas and ancillary RF components is set to begin on 1/19/15 with a series of transmission tests to commence approximately six to eight weeks after that.

The initial DTV transmission tests from World Trade Center will take place on UHF TV Channel-32 (578-584 MHz) aka: Lectrosonics BLOCK-22 along with VHF TV Channel-12 (204-210 MHz).

Lease Majesté

Get an incredible sound kit at an affordable price! Any purchase over $10,000 is eligible for monthly financing through our partners at AbelCine! We'll help you put together the custom gear list of your dreams!

Order before the end of the year for maximum tax benefit - U.S. tax code section 179 allows a deduction up to $25,000 for qualifying audio equipment!

A $15,000 kit is only $324/month over 60 months for qualified customers (or $388/month for 48 months, $491/month for 36 months, or $708/month for 24 months - whatever suits your needs best!)

Ready to get started? Contact us to get a quote today or check out the financing terms and application here. Any financial information is confidential between you and AbelCine Finance Services. First and last month’s payment due in advance. $1 buyout option at end of term.

Need some kit suggestions? We've suspiciously conveniently put together some:

Sound Devices 633 Small Bag Kit
$221/month for 60 months

  • (2) Lectrosonics LR/LMb Wireless Systems
  • (3) Sanken 1.8 COS-11D Black Lavaliers
  • (1) Orca Or-30 Audio Bag
  • (1) Orca Or-40 Harness
  • Power supplies, headphones, cables, and accessories.

Click here for details!

QL1 PIX 970 Multitracking Kit
$328/month for 60 months

  • Yamaha QL1 Mixer
  • Sound Devices PIX 970 Audio Recorder/Player
  • (3) PIX-SSD6 256GB Solid State Drives
  • Rack Mounts
  • Calzone Escort Series Case

Click here for details!

Sound Devices 664 Small Bag Kit
$331/month for 60 months

  • (2) Lectrosonics SRB Dual Channel Rx 
  • (4) Lectrosonics Super Mini Tx
  • (1) Lectrosonics Quadpack Power/Audio Interface
  • (1) Orca OR-30 Audio Bag
  • Batteries and power supplies
  • Your choice of $200 worth of accessories, headphones, and cables.

Click here for details!

Zaxcom Nomad 10
Starter Small Bag Kit

$331/month for 60 months

  • (2) Zaxcom QRX200 Rx, Blk 20-26 (Your choice of block) 
  • (4) Zaxcom TRXLT2.5 Tx, Blk 20-23 (Your choice of block)
  • (1) OR-30 Orca Audio Bag 
  • Power supplies, cables, and more

Click here for details!

Sound Devices 664 Large Bag Reality TV Kit
$791/month for 60 months

  • (6) WisyCom Transmitters
  • (6) WisyCom Receivers
  • K-Tek Boom Pole w/ Sennheiser MKH416 Shotgun Mic
  • Orca Audio Bag
  • Lectrosonics IFB Tx & Rx
  • Power supplies, cables, and more

Click here for details!



Gotham Sound Atlanta Now Open Saturdays

This is not the aforementioned t-shirt.
To see that, you'll have to come in Saturday!

We know everyone is still a little sad that there's no such thing as Saturday morning cartoons anymore, but never fear - Gotham Sound Atlanta is here to fill the yawning void! Starting this week, the Atlanta shop will be open Saturdays from 10am to 5pm for all your southern-inflected audio needs! To celebrate, we'll be giving away t-shirts this first weekend, so be sure to drop by on November 15th!

Gotham Sound Atlanta will be closed Saturday, November 29th and Saturday, December 27th for the holidays, but, beyond that, we'll be here for you six days a week (even if you're not in Atlanta!)

Martin Kelly, R.I.P.

We were saddened to hear that Marty Kelly passed away last night. He was always a pleasure to work with and a constant innovator; his contributions to on-set workflow will continue to benefit the industries for years to come.

A memorial will be held for Marty Kelly this Sunday, September 28th from 12-3pm at Brooklyn Bridge Park. All are welcome.

There will be a gathering after the memorial at Cowgirl Seahorse at 259 Front St.

Email Problems

Some of our outbound emails to addresses apparently did not go through today. If you were expecting an email from us today and did not receive one, please email at any point or call us tomorrow. The problem should be resolved by then.


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